Category Archive: Poetry

Nature Poem by Tommy Pico @ NYJB

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Part backlash, part meditation, “Nature Poem” by Tommy Pico is an urban hipster’s struggle to write on a subject he feels is “stereotypical, reductive, and boring.”

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Translation Tuesdays: The Absolute Gravedigger, by Vítěslav Nezval @ NYJB

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Violent, erotic, dreamlike, and weird

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Commotion of the Birds: New Poems by John Ashbery

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In John Ashbery’s final book of poetry “Images coagulate and dissolve in a kaleidoscope of language.”

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Translation Tuesdays: Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry, edited by Karen Van Dyck @ nyjb

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Bad economics makes for good poetry.

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Chien Lunatique by Christopher Bernard

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“Chien Lunatique” by Christopher Bernard illustrates the gulf between literary ambition and execution.

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The Attraction of Things, by Roger Lewinter @NYJB

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“Roger Lewinter casts an exacting eye upon himself, creating in prose a self-portrait worthy of Rembrandt.”

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An Interview with John Sibley Williams

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The Driftless Area Review interviews acclaimed poet John Sibley Williams.

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Buck Studies by Douglas Kearney @ NYJB

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“Buck Studies” is “a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”

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Scriptorium: Poems, by Melissa Range @ NYJB

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“Scriptorium” is a rare and beautiful collection of poetry.

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The Art of Reviewing: Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays, by Cynthia Ozick

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Like Updike, Anthony Burgess, and Vladimir Nabokov, Cynthia Ozick writes reviews with lush prose, each essay a stimulant to those seeking the beautiful interplay of ideas, language, and strong opinions.

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